Since winning the IDA Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award in 2016 for her debut documentary feature, Hooligan Sparrow, Chinese independent filmmaker Nanfu Wang's filmmaking has only continued to shed more light on the Chinese government, policy and societal norms and their effect on...
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September 19, 2019
Jacqueline Olive’s debut feature, Always in Season —its title a nod to the year-round racial terror that African-Americans, especially in the Deep
April 27, 2019
Since IDA's DocuClub was relaunched in 2016 as a forum for sharing and soliciting feedback about works-in-progress, many DocuClub alums have since
January 16, 2019
Documentary interviews Astra Taylor about her upcoming film What is Democracy?, a cinematic essay that asks that simple, yet profoundly complex, question. The film is essential viewing at this time because it both allows and forces us to grapple with the blindingly complex conundrums of governance.
November 14, 2018
This year’s Courage Under Fire Award recipients, director Stephen Maing (High Tech, Low Life) and the whistleblowers of the NYPD 12 that he documented in his exquisite doc Crime + Punishment, may not at first glance seem as likely honorees as, say, journalists facing down the daily guns and bombs of the war-torn Middle East.